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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – As triple bogeys go, Paul Casey’s 7 at the 17th hole on Friday at the Old Course wasn’t that bad. At least not for the Englishman.

After hitting his drive into the left rough, Casey attempted to hack out sideways. “If I went at it too hard and it came out (hot), I could end up in room 312 (of the Old Course Hotel),” said Casey, who virtually missed his golf ball with his second shot.

Still, Casey was pleased with his second-round 69 which left him tied for fourth place as the winds continued to build. Part of it was his solid play and part is the byproduct of feeling better after a bout earlier this week with the flu.

“I’m fine,” he smiled. “Christian (Donald), my caddie, doesn’t like the fact that my voice has come back. But it’s all good.”